Driving Ocean-Based Climate Action for Aquaculture
At BioMar, we are willing and able to do our part for a sustainable future for us all. It will not be easy, but we are determined to continue driving sustainable change in aquaculture.
The High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy is a unique group of world leaders from around the globe committed to developing, catalysing and supporting solutions for Ocean health and wealth in policy, governance, technology and finance. The goal is to advance a new contract between humanity and the sea that protects the Ocean and optimises its value to humankind. The panel will make concrete contributions towards the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda to aid in reaching its Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Link in image: The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Members of the Panel represent countries, small island states, and communities that rely on the Ocean for their survival. This diversity extends to the Expert Group, Advisory Network and Secretariat who will support the Panel with analytical work, communications and stakeholder engagement.
BioMar accepted the invitation to join the Advisory Network of the High-Level Panel because we believe it is naturally linked to our purpose to drive ocean-based climate action and understand the important role that aquaculture feed and seafood products play in ensuring a sustainable future for our planet by 2050.
A report launched by the Panel shows that ocean-based climate action can deliver a fifth of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required by 2050 to prevent global temperature rise beyond 1.5-2°C. This science-based research is driven by the World Resources Institute, who are bringing together the worlds top scientific and policy minds focused on the oceans. Blue papers will be produced between November 2019 and October 2020 on 16 specific topics.
The Panel has already released a blue paper called The Future of Food from the Sea, which addresses how aquaculture is part of the solution for a sustainable future. The paper states the need for the adoption of novel ingredients in sustainable aquafeeds and this is why BioMar commits to continuing to drive innovation for the sustainable future of aquaculture.